Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Today's treats are inspired by (my) twist on the Christmas classic - "Baby it's a polar vortex outsideā€¦". Temperatures here in NYC have become literally painful. The simple thought of going outside is making my eyes water and my nose run. But like the old adage goes, when the temperatures get below freezing, the freezing get in the kitchen and make something warm and yummy!